Northern Michigan Black Cherry Ice Cream


July in Northern Michigan is cherry-gorging season, so to help get you through with minimal unfulfilled cravings, we offer this delicious recipe!

Here's how to whip up a batch of mouthwatering Northern Michigan black cherry ice cream.


  • 2 cups ripe Northern Michigan black cherries, pitted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • Fresh lemon juice


Mash cherries slightly with the sugar. Fold in whipped cream and add a squeeze of lemon juice—more if you like your ice cream a little less sweet. Freeze the mixture in a covered mixing bowl until firm, beating by hand after 1 1⁄2 hours. Let freeze at least 4 hours total.